Political Power in Ecuador

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Political Power in Ecuador

By Osvaldo Hurtado
University of New Mexico Press, 1981
398 pp. $29.95

Beginning with the Audiencia of Quito in 1533, the author, a prominent Latin American sociologist, traces the evolution of power structures down to the present time. The work is thoroughly professional and has reached a wide audience in Ecuador. An important finding: economic growth has made income distribution even more regressive by accentuating the separation of city and countryside, geographical regions, and social classes.

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